The return of the play-off final in the Netherlands will be played on Sunday. Utrecht will see AZ in this game, but this time at their own Stadium. It will be a really hard task to turn around the first game which they lost with 3-0 at AZ, but Dutch games have shown before that nothing is impossible. Utrecht finished 4th in the Eredivisie with a big number of 11 points ahead of Vitesse. They scored 54 goals and conceded 38 in 34 games played, giving them the average of 1.59 goals scored on average and 1.12 conceded. Decent averages if you ask me. Utrecht are most good in scoring goals in the right time and against the right opponent.
– Utrecht are in great form at home
– Conceded only 1 goal in last 5 home games
AZ have had a decent form, but that is their overall form. Their away form shows something different. If we look at their overall form away from home they only won 4 in the last 10. Losing against opponents like NEC (16). Drawing against Willem 2 (13), Excelsior, Roda (17).
Of course the last game is important, AZ won with 3-0 so the pressure is with Utrecht and they will seek for attack. AZ does not need a win, even a loss is good enough to get a EL ticket.
AZ are having some troubles. Jahanbakhsh, who is one of their keyplayers missed the first game already and might miss this one too. Also Calvin Stengs who was of big importance could miss this game. Both are unsure. Utrecht WIN 2.10